More than 50 State Department officials have signed an internal memo criticizing President Obama’s strategy in Syria and calling for more military action by the United States. Duke political scientist Peter Feaver, a former White House national security adviser, writes about the letter in a Foreign Policy blog scheduled to post Friday.
The James B. Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy (Hunt Institute) is joining forces with Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy to pursue research, educational partnerships and events related to improving education policy. “This partnership between the Sanford School at Duke and the Hunt Institute unites the legacies of two of North Carolina’s most transformative governors and creates new opportunities to connect research and practice in the most vital areas of education policy,” said Duke President Richard H. Brodhead.
In a special addition of the On Security podcast, host Scott Briggaman speaks with Associate Professor of the Practice David Schanzer about the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.
Physician and behavioral scientist Peter Ubel has been named the new director of a research center based at Duke that focuses on healthy eating.
After much debate, the Philadelphia City Council passed a 1.5-cent per ounce tax on soda and sugary drinks. A final vote on the measure is expected next week. Kelly Brownell, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy says Philadelphia’s leadership is "a major milestone in the public health campaign to curb consumption of beverages that are major contributors to life-threatening diseases such as diabetes."
North Carolina’s contentious political climate is making national headlines. But there's a new effort to get people with differing political viewpoints talking civilly to each other. It’s called the N.C.
DURHAM, N.C. -- In the second of three events designed to simulate an independent, nonpartisan redistricting panel, 10 retired judges will gather in Raleigh on Friday, June 10, to draw a new, but unofficial, map of N.C. congressional districts.
Certain life experiences can worsen the negative effects of dropping out of school, but interventions and treatments can improve the odds for dropouts, a new study finds.
Lower social cohesion among neighbors and higher crime rates contribute to higher rates of psychotic symptoms among urban children, a new study from researchers at Duke University and King’s College London finds.
During two ceremonies on Saturday, the Sanford School awarded diplomas to 185 undergraduates, 65 Master of Public Policy graduates, 35 Master of International Development Policy graduates from 18 countries and 6 PhDs.
Between baseball and his coursework, Jalen Phillips PPS’16 has a lot on his plate.Phillips, a left-hander who plays first base and outfield for Duke, decided to study public policy to seek solutions to issues of inequality. “I find it interesting that there are pretty large disparities between what the wealthy could afford and what those that did not have much could afford,” the Ocoee, Fla., native said. “I realized that changes through policy … it is the sword that gets things done.”
This weekend we honor four groups of students—185 undergraduates, 65 Master Master of Public Policy students, 35 Master of International Development Policy graduates (representing 18 countries!) and 6 Ph.D graduates. Scroll to see all #PubPol2016 submissions - and submit your thoughts and photos